Calendar of the Correspondence of the Smyth Family of Ashton Court, 1548-1642

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J. H. Bettey
Bristol Record Society, 1982 - Ashton Court (Somerset) - 217 pages
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Page 202 - God one thousand sixe hundred thirty and fower and in the tenth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne lord Charles by the Grace of God of England Scotland Fraunee and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c.
Page 60 - McGrath (ed.) , Records relating to the Society of Merchant Venturers in the City of Bristol in the Seventeenth Century (Bristol Record Society xvii...
Page 71 - Educated at Merchant Taylors' School and St John's College, Oxford, he became Reader in Moral -and Metaphysical Philosophy in 1855, and Waynflete professor in 1859.
Page 8 - Hutchins, The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset, 3rd ed. revised 1868, iii. 337, 340). 418. Confirmation by Prior Nicholas of the gift made by John Portarius and Joan his wife to Robert Waryn of Stermenistr
Page 7 - Collinson, The History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset (Bath, 1791), 2:313. The Bampfield of Poltimore coat of arms is described in "Sir George Carew's Scroll of Arms 1689,
Page 145 - If you saw our men with their feathers and buff cotes and bigg lookes you would say the Scotts are like to have but a bad bargeyn in meddling with us. For my part that am not yet come to my buff cote and feather I pray for peace and that the shocke of our arms may not be tried...
Page 73 - I receaved a great grace from the Queen for shee kissed me and that she doeth not useually doe to any, nor scarce speake to any Lady that speakes French to hir unless they be Papists. The Lady Denbeigh and the Lady Carlile was commanded by the king to waight on the Queen; but she will by noe meanes as yet admit t any Protastints to any place about hir.
Page 72 - Denbeigh my old acquaintance 25 and kinswman lyuinge at Langford, would needs haue me promise hir that I would goe to see the Queen and the Masque, on Sunday night was fortnight, where I saw the Masque acted by the Queens seruants all french, but it was disliked of all the English for it was neither masque nor play, but a french antique; and for the french ladies the elder sorte that are neerest hir...
Page 72 - Ma/Ğrie 30 are somthing like to Nurce Ball only Nurce is a litle hansomer, but whether it was the sight of the Masque, or the old french Ladies I know not, but I cam home the next day soe sicke that I kept my Chamber 3: or 4: dayes after, and soe weared with the Court, that for ought I know He...
Page 194 - ... the afflictions and calamities of this life ; and so comfort and strengthen me at the hour of death, that I may cheerfully submit to my dissolution, knowing that when this earthly tabernacle shall crumble into dust, I have an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens, through the merits of Jesus Christ, who died for my sins, and rose again for my justification.

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